Bachelor of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: BEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3689.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041037C

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

This course has two intakes - Start year (Autumn) and Mid year (Spring). Students will need to check the entry relevant to their intake.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Bachelor of Engineering is a four year degree program with common first year structure. The program has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. It allows students the opportunity to choose a discipline area by selecting a key program in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotic & Mechatronic engineering. In addition, students can specialise by selecting a sub-major from a wide range of recommended unit sets that will compliment their chosen discipline. An honours stream is available to students during fourth year of their study; students will be invited to undertake honours thesis based on overall academic performance in the first three years of their engineering study.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements


Recommended studies: Physics and HSC Mathematics extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2.

Assumed knowledge required: Two units of Science, two units of English and Mathematics (not General Mathematics) at Band 5 or higher.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.


International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

Assoc Prof Fidelis Mashiri is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil and Construction.

Assoc Prof Fidelis Mashiri

Dr Jamal Rizk is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Program in Electrical.

Dr Jamal Rizk

Dr Ming Zhao is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics.

Dr Ming Zhao

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Full-time - Autumn intake

Year 1

Autumn session

All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering study at Western Sydney University are required to enroll in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a diagnostic test at the beginning of their study. The diagnostic test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1. Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Western Sydney University Summer session.

200237.4Mathematics for Engineers 1
300027.2Engineering Computing
300963.1Engineering Physics
300964.1Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring session

200238.2Mathematics for Engineers 2
300021.2Electrical Fundamentals
300463.2Fundamentals of Mechanics
300965.1Engineering Materials

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following key programs:

KT3117.1Robotics and Mechatronics

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